Ellen Soeteber, Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor, Dies at 66

Raised in the Metro East and schooled in newspapering in Chicago, Ellen Soeteber returned to St. Louis to lead the Post-Dispatch in 2001 after a period of experimentation and staff turmoil. She refocused the daily report on hard news.

Everyone knew who was in charge. Adam Goodman, now the paper’s deputy managing editor, remembers her working election nights “with calculator in hand, digging through election results, tracking which precincts were still out, making projections and calling political races.”

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